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Alberta lost over 12,000 jobs in April 2021

Full-time jobs were up by 33,500, but we’re still short over 160,000 full-time jobs, compared to July 2019, when the UCP introduced their Job Creation Tax Cut.

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Raising minimum wage doesn’t increase inflation

Opponents of raising the minimum wage sometimes argue that raising it will increase the costs for customers. That’s sort of true, but only in a microeconomic sense. In other words, if a single business has to increase the salaries of the employees and their profit margins are thin (or they don’t want to lose out […]

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AHS awards private laundry contract after months of lobbying by UCP donors

AHS chose the company that was already providing them with laundry services in Calgary and Edmonton.

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Albertans’ weekly pay is higher than those in other provinces

The Alberta government recently released data for weekly earnings in the province. I found data for all the provinces.

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UCP government creating working parents advisory group

The Alberta government announced last week that they are creating a new advisory group to help in the process of creating a long-term plan to support working parents. According to the announcement, the Supporting Alberta Working Parents Advisory Group will review the latest research, data, and economic analysis as they develop short and long-term initiatives […]

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Workers make the profit, workers get the profit

There’s no inherent right to profit if you start the business, particularly if you perform only a fraction of the labour.

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Are the UCP cancelling local apprenticeship committees?

The Alberta government recently introduced legislation that, if passed, could affect trade workers in the province.

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Alberta gained over 20,000 part-time jobs in March 2021

Full-time jobs were up by 15,100, but we’re still short nearly 200,000 full-time jobs, compared to July 2019, when the UCP introduced their Job Creation Tax Cut.

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UCP redesign rental assistance programme

The party expects the changes will help 11,600 households. Meanwhile, 500,000 people have unaffordable rent prices.

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Why capitalists don’t care about low wages

Capitalists don’t care that for many people, wages aren’t high enough to sustain a decent lifestyle, one where you don’t have to worry about how you’ll pay your bills or where you next meal will come from. They don’t care that low wages reduces purchasing power of consumers. They don’t care that raising wages would […]